Trigg Beach is one of Perth's most popular beaches for board riding, catering mainly to surfers and body boarders alike, with a small majority of swimmers. Trigg also has a very popular snorkeling beach, Mettams Pool, which is to the north of the main surf/swim area. Trigg nature reserve, also known by locals as 'Trigg Mountain' is situated opposite Trigg beach. It is also known to be a common meeting point and lookout for the local surfing community. The suburb and island was named after Henry Trigg, Superintendent of Public Works for the Swan River Colony in 1842.